"Australasia Underwater Photo Competition 2014" Macro Category / First Place
"Australasia Underwater Photo Competition 2014" / People's Choice Award
"UWMP Monthly Theme Photo Competition 2014" / First Place
"Scuba Diving Magazine's 2014 Photo Contest" / Honorable Mention
"NBP Windland Smith Rice International Awards 2014" Oceans Category / Highly Honored
"ND Awards 2014" Nature:Macro Category / Honorable Mention
This tiny little sea slug (Costasiella sp.3) looks so cute.
It looks like a sheep stopped eating grass. White head and black tentacles; cerata green with reddish tips.
Its identity is the position of its black eyes - very close together in the dorsal midline between the head tentacles.
No other group of sacoglossans have their eyes close together in the middle of the head like this.
Often found on green algae with a flattened plate-like leaf in sandy.
It grazes on the algae in that leaf. A few millimetres long(4-10 mm).
Even with a 60 mm macro lens(= 120mm equivalent) it was difficult to photograph.
I spent quite a long time trying to shoot this one and I like the way it came out.
"3rd China Underwater Photo Contest 2015" Macro B Category / First Award
"Lens Beyond Ocean Underwater Photo Contest 2015" Macro Category / First Award
The Emperor Shrimp (Periclimenes imperator) looks really beautiful – yellow, white, purple and red colouration and its commensalism. The Emperor Shrimp can be found on several species of Sea Cucumbers and Nudibranchs. There is a high chance to see it at 825K (dive site) in Northeast Coast, Taiwan. Summer (early August through late September) to be most suitable for the season. Usually they pick relatively big nudibranchs. When I found them , I used SubSee +10 and focused manually. In order to get distinct details and accurate focus. Finally, I captured this image.
“Olympus Underwater Photo Contest Taiwan 2015″ / First Award
“In Water Photographer of the Year 2015″ Four Thirds & Mirrorless Category / Winner
Originated in Indian ancient mythology, the image of the Apsaras have started to merge with Taoism's Zen Pilgrimage after Buddhism was introduced into China. As a world-famous figure of Dunhuang Murals, Apsaras is also one of the Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils in buddhism colourful world of China. This time, the image of Dunhuang Apsaras is revealed by using water buoyancy, showing the dress flowing in the wind and flying in the air. Recreating the Apsaras picture of Dunhuang Murals in Grottoes through models wearing dress with a strong contrast to the Carnelia and India Green, using gold curtain matched with Aquamarine ribbons, and three flashing light under water to go with one on the surface, making up all kinds of angle and light.
Because all things in water are floating, the model not being able to stay static for a long time, and the consideration of the angle of light in water, the shooting time is very long and the same movement will be repeated for many times. Even so, we challenge it with passion for a beautiful image.